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What I’m Drinking Right Now: Xingyu Chen of @winememoir

While it’s true that Boomers and Gen Xers still make up the largest percentage of wine drinkers in the United States (Wine-Searcher.com cites a 2020 study stating that 36.7% of wine purchased in the US is bought by Boomers, while Gen X buys 34.9%), Millennials are rapidly catching up (they were responsible for 20.1% of wine sales in 2020). For that reason, many Millennial wine enthusiasts believe that wine culture and the wine industry needs to adopt a more inclusionary attitude toward these younger drinkers. 

What I’m Drinking Right Now: Sarah Tracey of The Lush Life

A career in wine often happens as the result of a deep and passionate love for the stuff. In some cases, the choice to parlay that love into a professional pursuit comes as a surprise, even to the person making said choice. That was definitely the case for certified sommelier, wine educator, and wine blogger Sarah Tracey of The Lush Life, who tells us that “I entered the wine industry almost by accident– I moved to New York City after graduating from school with a music degree and had a string of waitressing jobs in between music gigs and studio sessions!

What I’m Drinking Right Now: Kayla Mensah of Domestique

Some wine enthusiasts develop a genuine fascination with this beverage and seek to amplify their love of wine by learning as much as they can about its history, its different grape varietals, its key regions, and its many, many flavor profiles. Kayla Mensah, a certified sommelier who currently serves as a Sales & Operations Associate at renowned Washington, D.C. natural wine store Domestique, counts herself among this number. 

What We’re Drinking Right Now: Shayla Smith & Shaunna Cooper of WineSpencer

Sisters and certified sommeliers Shayla Smith and Shaunna Cooper devote their lives to teaching wine enthusiasts (both newcomers and long-time drinkers) how to find and enjoy bottles that suit their particular tastes. Their company, WineSpencer, conducts virtual wine classes and seminars, with a particular focus on female winemakers, Black winemakers, and underrated wine regions. 

Top 3 Wine Resolutions To Keep In 2021

If you’re ready for some fresh food pairings and modern spins on imbibing norms, then read on for Top 3 Wine Resolutions to kick your 2021 off right.